Austrian team creates 3D-printed placental barrier
August 15, 2018 -- Researchers from Austria have created an artificial placental barrier using a high-resolution 3D-printing technique, according to an article published online in the International Journal of Bioprinting.
3D printing facilitates complex spinal surgery
August 14, 2018 -- Dutch researchers have developed a workflow involving 3D virtual and 3D-printed models that may change how complex spinal surgeries are managed. Using this new technique, surgeons were able to repair a 12-year-old girl's severe and debilitating spinal deformity.  Discuss
Micro-CT enhances resolution of 3D-printed models
August 13, 2018 -- Offering more than 100 times the image resolution of MRI and CT, micro-CT may serve as an alternative to standard imaging modalities in the production of 3D-printed models -- especially for tiny, complex structures, according to research from London's leading pediatric center.  Discuss
Change beckons in advanced visualization market
August 9, 2018 -- The market for advanced visualization in medical imaging is shifting away from the traditional workstation and toward software that is capable of integrating with a wide range of tools and interfaces, according to a new report by Signify Research.
Augmented reality device aids interventional oncology
July 31, 2018 -- An Italian-led research team has developed a technique that can use augmented reality instead of conventional intraprocedural imaging to guide needle insertion for interventional procedures, according to research published online on 31 July in European Radiology Experimental.  Discuss
3D cardiac model enhances heart valve surgery
July 13, 2018 -- Researchers from Germany have developed software that uses ultrasound, MRI, or CT scans of the heart to produce virtual 3D models depicting different stages of heartbeat, according to a presentation at the recent Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery 2018 international congress in Berlin.  Discuss
Augmented reality optimizes prostate cancer surgery
June 26, 2018 -- Using augmented reality to plan surgery for patients with prostate cancer allows clinicians to prepare for the procedure better than with conventional MRI, according to a poster presentation at the Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery 2018 international congress in Berlin.  Discuss
4D CT enables quantitative analysis of wrist motion
June 22, 2018 -- Researchers from the Netherlands have developed a method to quantify wrist motion using 4D CT. They shared their findings in a presentation on 21 June at the Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery 2018 international congress in Berlin.  Discuss
3D-printed brain tumors facilitate patient consultation
June 22, 2018 -- Dutch researchers have created 3D-printed brain tumors based on functional MRI (fMRI) scans. Referring to these models during consultation can improve patient understanding and shared decision-making, according to an article published online on 2 June in World Neurosurgery.  Discuss
New 3D CT technique tops x-ray for diagnosing arthritis
June 19, 2018 -- Researchers from the U.K. have developed an algorithm capable of detecting subtle changes in the spacing between arthritic joints on 3D-reconstructed CT scans better than even standard x-ray imaging can, according to an article published online on June 18 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
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